Brenda Cartmel, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

Research Interests

Carcinoma; Chronic Disease; Disease-Free Survival; Epidemiology; Nutrition Disorders; Nutritional Sciences; Ovarian Neoplasms; Stress, Psychological; Tanning

Research Summary

Dr. Cartmel's primary research interests are in the area of cancer prevention and cancer survivorship. Dr. Cartmel is Co-Leader for the 'Personalized Intervention Program: Tobacco Treatment for Lung Cancer Screening Patients (PIP), one of four projects which are part of the Yale Lung SPORE (PI: Dr. Roy Herbst).  In addition to this study, Dr. Cartmel is involved in several diet and exercise intervention studies in cancer survivors (Melinda Irwin Ph.D. and Tara Sanft, M.D. PIs).  She is also participating in a nationwide longitudinal quality of life study in cancer survivors in which she is studying communication of health information to long-term cancer survivors. Other interests include the use of a novel noninvasive assessment method of skin carotenoids and skin cancer etiology and prevention, including work on tanning addiction.

Specialized Terms: Nutrition; Cancer prevention; Cancer survivorship

Extensive Research Description


Smoking Cessation

Tanning Addiction

Diet and exercise in cancer survivors

Long-term cancer survivorship



Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Breast Lifestyle, Exercise, and Nutrition Study Early after Diagnosis (LEANer)
Lung Personalized Prevention: Smoking Cessation in Patients With a Lung Nodule

Selected Publications

See list of PubMed publications

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